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Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:59 AM
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questions for the Land Rover Guru's...

I am noticing a trend here... so I thought I would start a discussion on the forum and see what you guys thing.

There are a CRAP load of GREAT trucks on ebay right now... most of them coming over the pond... but just GREAT trucks!

Here is my discussion point...

1. Are we going to flood the market over here with these trucks and drive the values way down? Thoughts?
2. Is the government going to get wind of this trend and shut it down?? Driving the values up??

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:58 AM
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2) they can't without changing the existing legislation.

25 yr old vehicles no matter whom the manufacturer are eligible for import as DOT exempt. If the vehicle has its original engine or an EPA approved transplant it enters EPA exempt.

I think demand will continue to exceed supply especially for the lower end/entry/fixer upper trucks. That said I get 30 emails a day from people looking for help finding a "rust free, tdi 110 in the UK for less than $7500". I wish them the best of luck and offer my assistance with shipping and importation if they find the holy grail of defenders. 95% I never hear from again.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:13 PM
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1. Are we going to flood the market over here with these trucks and drive the values way down? Thoughts?
That is what has sort of happened here in Canada, we have seen the effect sooner because of our 15 year rule vs the US 25 year one. As a non NAS rover owner I like the prices being much less than they used to be, not that they are cheap, just not quite as crazy as they once where though some guys haven't figured this out and still pay too much.
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Clapped out rust bucket 110's aren't going to hurt the value of NAS trucks in decent condition.
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The only thing that has hurt the value of my truck has been a tree that moved into my path while offroad.
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2) they can't without changing the existing legislation.

25 yr old vehicles no matter whom the manufacturer are eligible for import as DOT exempt. If the vehicle has its original engine or an EPA approved transplant it enters EPA exempt.

I think demand will continue to exceed supply especially for the lower end/entry/fixer upper trucks. That said I get 30 emails a day from people looking for help finding a "rust free, tdi 110 in the UK for less than $7500". I wish them the best of luck and offer my assistance with shipping and importation if they find the holy grail of defenders. 95% I never hear from again.
You can't even find any year of Defender rust free in the UK for that money.
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